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 Post subject: Can you load token Notes into an editable Frame?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:00 am 

I'm working on building character sheets for tokens.
I was wanting to have a tab which is just a big editable notes field where players can enter large amounts of extra info that does not have specific fields on the other character sheet tabs.
I assumed the best place to store this would be the Tokens "Notes" field.

So first I am unsure of how to access the notes field.
I'm also not sure how to make an editable text box within a frame.
Currently I have links to input macros to update fields.
I'm happy to do that here but still don't know how to load multiline inputs.

Any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Can you load token Notes into an editable Frame?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:43 pm 
In theory you could use the textarea html tag in a form but I don't know if the subset of HTML that is supported by Java includes textarea.

See the wiki page Introduction_to_Dialogs_and_Frames for an example of using html forms in dialogs.

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 Post subject: Re: Can you load token Notes into an editable Frame?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:03 pm 
Yes, you can use the textarea form input type.

Try using something like this

[h: tokID=currentToken()]
[h: switchToken(tokID)]

[h: tokNotes=encode(getNotes())]
<!-- you need to clean the note text here to prevent unpleasant results. -->

[h: css='
    <!--css goes here-->
    th {background-color:#CC32EE;
[h: processorLink = macroLinkText("form.process@token","self","",currentToken())]

[h: updateButton='<input type="submit" name="update" value="Update Token">']
[h: notesTextArea='<textarea name="tokenNotes" cols= "89" rows="36">'+decode(tokNotes)+'</textarea>']

[h: frameHTML=strformat('
        <title>Edit Token Notes</title>
    <form action="%{processorLink}" method="json" >
    <input type="hidden" name="stored.args" value=macro.args>

   <table width=100%>
        <tr><th width=100% align=center>Your tab links/images/cells/whatever here.</th></tr>
        <tr><td align=right>%{updateButton}</td></tr>
        <tr><td align=center>%{notesTextArea}</td></tr>
[r,frame("MyFrameName", "width=300; height=700; temporary=0;"):   {[r:frameHTML]}]

Because people can have absolutely anything in their notes, you will need to clean/replace characters that will trip up the HTML, stripping out HTML tags and replacing " & ' should be enough generally.

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